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30 Winter Soup Recipes That Will Keep You Warm & Satisfied

During the winter months many of us will pull out our favorite soup recipes in an effort to warm our bodies from the inside out. Not only are they comforting during those cold blustery months, many soup recipes are healthy because they are filled with protein and vegetables.

Not to mention that they are very easy to make. Most soup recipes are the ultimate one dish meal that require only a cutting board, knife and a pot.

However, the best part of making soup is that it can be inexpensive when compared to other meals. Throw some leftover vegetables and meat in broth, add some seasonings and you have a delicious meal that literally takes minutes to prepare!

winter soup recipes
There is nothing more comforting in the middle of winter than a warm bowl of soup.

And we all know that the leftovers taste better the next day! So today, I am sharing 30 of my favorite soup recipes.

I have organized them into different categories to make them easy to review. Whether you want to cook the soup on the stove, in a slow cooker, or use a pressure cooker, there are recipes listed in each category.

To get to the recipe, click on the title and you will be able to view and/or print the recipe. In addition each article will give you tips and tricks for making the recipe.

30 Winter Soup Recipes

Stove Top Recipes

1. Chicken and Noodle Soup

There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of old fashioned, homemade chicken noodle soup. Especially when you are not feeling well.

2. Beef and Barley Soup

Tender chunks of beef, plump pearls of barley, and tender, perfectly cooked vegetables all cooked together in a rich and delicious broth.

3. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

A heart warming soup with roasted butternut squash that is flavored with maple syrup, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

4. Split Pea and Ham Soup

A great winter soup recipe to use some leftover ham or the ham bone from Christmas dinner.

5. Cheesy Potato and Ham Soup

Loaded potato soup recipe kicked up a notch by adding chunks of precooked ham. The perfect recipe for using leftover holiday ham.

French onion soup
Although French Onion Soup looks elegant, it is actually very easy to make.

6. French Onion Soup

There is nothing better or more elegant than a bowl of French Onion Soup. Caramelized onions cooked in a rich and delicious broth and then topped with a French baguette slice and hot and bubbly, melted cheese.

7. Homemade Vegetable Soup

The best part about this recipe is that you can use whatever vegetables that you have on hand. You can cut up fresh veggies or use those inexpensive bags of frozen vegetables.

8. Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli cheese soup is one of the most popular soups sold in restaurants. Although it is not considered a healthy recipe, when you make it yourself, it is healthier than the restaurant or store bought versions.

9. Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup

All the flavors of a cheeseburger made into a soup. Although this is a great winter soup recipe for those who are on a low carb diet, the entire family will fall in love with this easy to make recipe.

10. Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup is a great way to enjoy the taste of stuffed peppers without all the work.

11. Homemade Zuppa Soup (Olive Garden Copycat Recipe)

Creamy soup filled with ground sausage, potatoes and vegetables. Although this is the perfect soup to make on a cold winter day, I make this delicious soup throughout the year.

zuppa toscana soup
A favorite soup at Olive Garden, Zuppa Toscana soup can also be made at home.

Crock Pot Soup Recipes

1. Beef and Vegetable Soup

Chunks of beef slowly cooked in a tomato based sauce and simmered for hours with both fresh and frozen vegetables. The result, a tasty and hearty winter soup recipe that the entire family will enjoy.

2. Ham and Bean Soup

Ham and bean soup is a classic comfort meal that is delicious, heart warming, and is a meal that will keep you feeling full for hours. And if that wasn’t enough, when made in the slow cooker, it takes only minutes to prepare!

3. Slow Cooker Potato Soup

This recipe requires only 15 minutes to prepare and there is no standing over a hot pot stirring to make sure the potatoes don’t stick to the bottom. A true comfort food recipe made easy!

Instant Pot Winter Soup Recipes

1. Wedding Soup

The name of the soup comes from the Italian phrase minestra maritata, which means ‘married soup.’ It is the blend of greens, vegetables and meat which makes this soup so delicious.

2. Lasagna Soup

This is a thick and creamy soup that holds all the flavors and characteristics of the classic dish. However it is much easier to make!

homemade lasagna soup the perfect winter soup recipe
Lasagna soup is much easier to make than lasagna!

3. Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi (Copycat Recipe)

Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi soup that tastes just like the famous soup at Olive Garden restaurant. A classic soup made easy in the Instant Pot.

However, I have also included directions on how to cook this delicious soup on the stove top as well.

4. Southwestern Turkey Soup

Tex-Mex soup filled with black beans, corn, tomatoes, green chiles, and of course turkey! Although if you don’t have leftover turkey feel free to use cooked and shredded chicken instead.

5. Minestrone Soup

A classic Italian Soup loaded with vegetables, pasta and beans. Just throw everything in the pressure cooker and walk away.

6. Chicken Noodle Soup

A classic winter soup recipe made easy! Making homemade chicken noodle soup in a pressure cooker is quick, easy and delicious!

7. Potato Leek Soup

Creamy potato and leek soup is sure to please the vegetarian and vegan eaters. It is not only delicious and full of flavor, but it is economical as well.

potato leek soup
Potato leek soup is easy to make, budget friendly and a favorite among vegetarian and vegan eaters.

8. Low Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup

You get all the flavor of traditional Zuppa Toscana soup, without all the carbohydrates!

Stew Recipes

1. Leftover Turkey Stew

A thick and hearty, easy to make stew that is ready to eat in under 30 minutes.

Not to mention that this is a healthy recipe that uses fresh ingredients that you most likely already have in your kitchen leftover from your Thanksgiving dinner.

2. Irish Beef Stew

There is nothing more comforting or delicious than Irish Beef Stew. Fall apart tender pieces of beef cooked with vegetables in a thick and rich sauce.

3. Crock Pot Beef Stew

A delicious stew filled with tender bits of beef and vegetables in a thick and silky sauce that will make your heart and belly happy! Although not technically a soup, it will be a winter recipe that you will want to make over and over again.

Chili Recipes

1. Pumpkin Chili

If you are looking for a delicious chili recipe that everyone will love, but is a little different than a standard recipe then you have to try this Pumpkin Chili recipe. It is a favorite among many of our family and friends, especially for those who are looking for a chili recipe that contains no tomato products.

2. Turkey Chili

Thick and hearty chili recipe made from leftover turkey or fresh ground turkey. No turkey, no problem! Use the meat from a rotisserie chicken. Crock pot and stove top instructions included!

garden chili fresh tomatoes
A thick and hearty bowl of garden chili made with fresh tomatoes, bell peppers and onions.

3. Chili Made Using Fresh Tomatoes

Whether you buy tomatoes from the store or have frozen tomatoes from the summer’s garden, turn them into this delicious chili recipe. A thick and hearty chili recipe that will keep you full for hours.

4. Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

An easy chili recipe that will warm your bones on a cold winter day. But the best part of all is that it is a true dump and go recipe. Simply dump all the ingredients in your slow cooker and walk away.

5. White Chicken Chili

This soup is full of hearty white beans, corn, and tender, shredded chicken all nestled together in a thick and creamy broth. Truly one of my favorite winter soup recipes.

6. Chili For Two

When you don’t need a large pot of chili but still want to enjoy the taste, make this smaller batch recipe.

There you have it! 30 of our favorite winter time soup recipes. I am sure you will find a few that you will want to make over and over again!


Mary and Jim

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